Information for and from the tree improvement community of British Columbia
This periodic publication provides information from the tree improvement community (the TIC in TICtalk) to a range of interested audiences. Contents include information about the FGC; issues faced by the industry; the latest in technical innovations, equipment, and management techniques; and general information on tree improvement.
Articles in this issue include: Report on the Quality Assurance (QA) Results with pelleted seed; Low germination seedlots overinflate the seed supply inventory on SPAR Water Activity; Assisted Range and Population Expansion of Western Larch for use as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in BC; The Problem of Being a Tree in the Forest; Inbreeding Depression in Douglas-fir & Seed Orchard Genetic Gains; Thermocouple, iButtons & Lepto-cams: understanding the low Pli seedset problem; and others.
Articles in this issue include: The BC Forest Service Celebrates Its 100th Birthday; A New Conifer Species Affects Taxonomic Classification in the Cupressaceae; New Stratification Procedure for Yellow Cypress; Provenance Trials Help Refine Forest Growth Models; Rooting of Cuttings from 10-year Old Coastal Douglas-fir; and others.
Articles in this issue include: Lodgepole Pine Cone Size and Scale Number are Shaped by Location; How Can Seed Tests Help Valuate Seeds; Interim Red Alder Seed Production Notes; Conserving Native Tree and Shrub Species In Situ: Testing the Predictions; Online Decision Tool to Assist with Deploying Weevilresistant Sitka Spruce on Vancouver Island; and others.
Articles in this issue include: A Challenge Dialogue Respecting Forest Tree Genetic Resource Conservation and Management in British Columbia; Assisted Migration Adaptation Trial; Cataloguing British Columbia Forest Genetic Resources; Climate Change and Seed Transfer Policy Amendments; 2008 Sowing Request Quality Assurance Results; and others.
Topics in this edition of TICtalk include: Mountain Pine Beetle Impacts on Lodgepole Pine Seed Supplies, 2007 Sowing Guidelines, Seed Planning and Registry System (SPAR). Download the document for the full slate.
This issue of TICtalk is the first in electronic format. Topics include: Chief Forester's Standards for Seed Use, Investigations of Douglas-fir Resistance to Phellinus weirii, Technical Advisory Committee for Coastal Hardwood Species to name a few.
2003 was rich with results from Council member efforts from the previous five years. Most notable has been the “takeoff” of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, established in 2000 at the University of British Columbia.
This issue of TICtalk contains five articles that discuss potential applications/aspects of biotechnology in tree breeding and the production of reforestation materials.
In this issue of TICtalk. GenSeed Ltd. became a reality after four years of deliberation, Forest Renewal BC worked closely with Council in developing its 10-year Tree Improvement Program. and more.
This issue of TICtalk includes information about the FGC; issues faced by the industry; the latest in technical innovations, equipment, and management techniques; and general information on tree improvement. We also include feature articles on forest gene resource management from British Columbia's active research community, and information on upcoming courses, seminars, and conferences.
The contents include information about the business of the Councils; issues faced by the industry; the latest in technical innovations, equipment, and management techniques; as well as general information on tree improvement.